The Disadvantages of Being an Overweight Teenager

Being overweight is one of the worst feelings anyone can feel, as being overweight myself, I struggle with a lot of things that anyone overweight feels. Being overweight could have lasting effects on your health and on the way you look in public. For example, because I am overweight, I hardly care about my body and how I look and because of this my parents are always wondering how I would look in public, or how I would come off to certain people in terms of appearance, so overweight makes me feel down about my appearance.

Being overweight also affects my clothes, my mom is always complaining to me on why my clothes don’t fit and how I need to lose weight for them to fit.

Another disadvantage of being overweight is my lack of doing exercise, every time I do it, it makes me feel like throwing up or it tires me out very quickly, during PE class or basketball camp I would always need to sit or fake my pushups because my body is not fit for that type of work, this is both affecting my PE grade and my skills at basketball and it makes me feel bad.

Finally being overweight can make you feel bored or have major food cravings from time to time. During the day I am always bored, yes I have interests but I realized because I am overweight I don’t have the capacity to do these things, even cutting things out make me tired, and that’s barely any work.

My major food cravings is also a problem because my cravings can hit at any time, and when I do get them I have an urge to eat, my parents always tell me to stop and that it is in my head, but it is not. Sometimes I could stay up until 12 at night just to satisfy my hunger. This is very unhealthy since the foods I eat are unhealthy and they could raise my sodium levels and fat levels which are both not safe for your body. Also it hurts because every night I do this I cause a fight with my parents and we end up not talking for the rest of the night, and this upsets me because I don’t want my food problem to affect my relationship with them. These are the disadvantages of being overweight and how it affects my life.


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